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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 7, 2010 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are these tapes 'in tune'

Nice. I see also that that Samplitude runs between $500 and $1000. Not sure if the simple task I want to perform warrants a purchase of that magnitude, but i'll keep it in mind. I'm gonna see what I can do with Ardour first. I really, more than anything, just want to get some of these shows to where i can jam along with em without having to retune the guitar.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 7, 2010 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are these tapes 'in tune'

I recommend finding a used desktop box (Dell, HP, Gateway, for example) running Win XP - costing maybe $500, including a monitor. Start over from scratch and install XP from your original installation CD. You can locate the vendor's websites for all these models, and get all the original drivers easily installed correctly. You're good-to-go.

In addition to using Samplitude and Trader's Little Helper, I'm using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CorelDraw, FileZilla, uTorrent, zTree, and WinAmp. I don't have a problem using professional s/w for educational use. I've just told you everything. Some of this stuff is freeware.

10 months ago in this thread, I openly discussed some of the simple math behind converting tape speed % error rate (or, Time Factor change) to BPM error rate, and then fixing it in Samplitude correctly.

with a +3.3% tape speed error, how to synch up the new source speed to the correct speed, in this example:
120 BPM + 3.3% = 123.96 BPM = correct speed rate to increase

according to this source, here is the math to do pitch correction vs speed correction vs beats per minute

+5.94% increase in pitch is one half step - we need +3.3% increase in pitch to match up
3.3 / 5.94 = 55.5% of one half step pitch increase = correct pitch rate to increase

Take a look at under the hood - inside Samplitude ver 7. Notice how it converted the parameters for me when I used the Resampling mode.

the Resampling / Time Stretching / Pitch Shifting module

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Mar 7, 2010 11:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are these tapes 'in tune'

I've been running samplitude since version 2001. I am now running the latest version 11.03 and I love it. Although, I still do my pitch correction with adobe audition v3.0 since it is much easier with the setting joe b. jones sends me.

This post was modified by CharlieMiller on 2010-03-08 07:10:50

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Mar 8, 2010 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Are these tapes 'in tune'

I'd kinda rather chew my arm off rather than go back to using Windows.

If you get bored someday you might try dyne:bolic linux. It's a live cd iso you just download and burn it, reboot and you're using a Linux distribution geared toward audio/video editing, loaded with every decent open source application to date.

And it's all free :)

Linux gets a bad rap for its learning curve but everybody that sticks with it ends up loving it.